Goal

To address simultaneously the two issues noted above, the University has established on the Norman Campus the Center for Applied Research and Development (CARD) within the Office of the Vice President for Research. The goal of CARD is to complement existing Norman campus strengths in basic research and outreach via the addition of an organization that focuses on applied research and development across all disciplines. CARD will bring new intellectual opportunities to faculty and students, provide mechanisms for innovating research outcomes into capabilities that serve society, facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration, and create new modes of engagement with industry, government agencies, and other stakeholders public and private. Although CARD is an important component of OU’s Strategic Initiative in Defense, Security and Intelligence (DSI) Research, its activities will not be confined to the DSI arena. Indeed, CARD is intended to be a resource for all disciplines, particularly the social and behavioral sciences as well as humanities.